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Why Eat Healthy?

We won’t get healthier or lose weight until we have our “why.” It may be a superficial reason or delve deep into the soul. Our nurse anesthetist from Ascend and Nurse Bridgette from A 2 Z talk about why fad diets fail and how to start sustainable change.

Of course, eating nutritionally dense food does so much more than help us lose a few pounds. It’s a sustainable way to better health. In the interview, we mention how ketamine infusions or TMS can start the process of healing. To maintain those changes, lifestyle changes like exercise, prayer, and good nutrition empower patients and decrease dependency on health care providers. This order of interventions is helpful because many people suffering from treatment-resistant pain or mental health issues hear, “But did you try paleo/going vegan/supplements/yoga yet?”

Natural, holistic approaches alone to treat depression, anxiety, and syndromes like fibromyalgia have merit. The broken “pill mill” approach is why we offer alternatives. However, it’s our experience that in complex cases, some patients don’t have the time required for lifestyle changes unless we can jump start the healing process. Once changes manifest, it’s much easier to maintain progress and take responsibility on the path to wellness. Talk therapy also reduces the need for long-term pharmaceutical interventions. In the end, food is medicine and allows for a blend of of therapies to work even better together.    

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